[ kawz suh-leb-ruh, -leb; French kohz sey-leb-ruh ]
Synonyms for cause célèbre
- bone of contention
- celebrated case
- grist for the gossip mill
- hot potato
- moot point
- political football
- war of words
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Then came the cause celebre, as it may be called, of the day, the trial of Xenophon himself.